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Probe attack on Zee TV office: INS

NEW DELHI DEC. 24. The Indian Newspaper Society has asked the Maharashtra Government to thoroughly investigate the reported attack on the office and some staff of the Zee television's subsidiary, Alpha Marathi channel, for allegedly carrying a report against the former Deputy Chief Minister and Nationalist Congress Party leader, Chhagan Bhujbal.

In a statement, the INS president, M.P. Veerendrakumar, said: "It is incumbent on the State Government to investigate the matter thoroughly and bring the guilty persons to justice, so that a message is sent out that freedom of the media has to be safeguarded and must remain inviolate in our democratic policy''.

The television channel, he said, was only performing its duty and the attack was an attack on the media. In a democracy, the media is duty-bound to report on various current issues.

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